Richmond County State Court judge to lead state council

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Come July 1, Richmond County State Court Judge Richard A. Slaby will have an additional title – president of the Council of State Court Judges.

The council is made up of more than 147 State Court and senior judges, according to a news release. The council seeks to improve the quality and expertise of its judges and their courts.

“When 128 of your peers ask you to serve, it’s an honor,” Slaby said in a news release from the council. He was elected president at the annual meeting in May.

Slaby has been a State Court judge since he was appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Zell Miller in July 1997.

Slaby, a 1965 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, also served as a Juvenile Court judge in Rich­mond County from 1980 to 1997, and he did double duty in 2012 and 2013 when he also served as probate judge.

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